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  1. Columbia River Sailors

    That quote is probably BS and product of passed down rumors over 3 decades. I wouldn't bother trying to understand, or believe, it.
  2. Columbia River Sailors

    Yup, check out the fleet here: http://www.islandsailing.org/about/sailboats/ i worked there in college (late 80s) and the Zap was part of fleet way back then - still is.
  3. We've been super happy with our J/105 and have had some success ocean racing. We do cruise it too, but it's a much better daysailer and ocean racer than cruiser. No standing headroom gets old when trying to cruise. Id be surprised if you found a 109 anywhere near that price range. One of the best things about the 105 is that despite a high barrier to entry (compared to Express 37, J35, etc) the sail and running costs are much lower than other boats on your list.
  4. Need used 505 centerboard

    Thanks for the continued comments. A local knowledgeable source thought it could be a Ballenger from some photos I sent, but wasn't sure and it doesn't look like other Ballengers I've seen photos of, but I read that they changed hulls several times. It appears to have molded in "cutouts" on either side of the mast partners (the white in the photo) that were subsequently filled in with what looks like professionally done fiberglass inserts. I still haven't been able to find the hull number on the hull, but the sails have 4087 on them, so I'll go with that for now. This would make it about a 1970 Vintage. This think was literally found in the woods where it had been parked for manyyears on a friend's property. As you would imagine, it needed a lot of cleaning, and of course all of the lines and hiking straps replaced, but otherwise would be ready to sail given a workable centerboard. We have no illusions about it ever being competitive, just looking for some relatively high performance fun.
  5. Need used 505 centerboard

    Thanks for the responses - I've looked for a Hull Number or other identifying mark and can't find anything. How can I determine the make and vintage?
  6. My 14 year old son acquired an old 505, maybe 1976(?), that is in serviceable condition except the centerboard is really bad. We were looking at trying to rebuild it but there is deep dry rot where the fittings screw in the top, so we're considering abandoning that project and looking for a used (cheap) alternative. This boat would not be worth buying a new one! We are in Portland, OR. Thanks for reading. Eric
  7. California Coastal Races

    Ah, of course much better to go around the wall. Newport to Cabo would be an interesting race, but judging by this years entry list everyone would be finished and delivered back home before a lowly boat like ours finished. Why don't more small, slow boats do this? Plenty do Pacific Cup and at half the distance, and probably half the expense, it seems like more would be interested.
  8. California Coastal Races

    Easier to just sail back to San Diego and haul out there. It's a just a day trip back to SD. Agreed -- I would sail back to the US and then load up on for the tow home.
  9. California Coastal Races

    Thanks Ian - that does looks interesting, hope it has some legs. That's really only 445 miles? I wonder how challenging (logistically) it is to tow an oversized load from Ensenada to the border? I assume we'd need a running start to get over the wall. While we may be interested in short handing sailing, as Roleur points out it's not terribly practical for a 3 person partnership.
  10. California Coastal Races

    Thanks for the continued input - all good. Boat is a well travelled J/105 with lots of ocean miles including Pacific Cup and more.. We do have a truck and trailer so the deliveries aren't as bad as they could be! The reference to an earlier delivery down the coast was with different boat.
  11. California Coastal Races

    Ian - SF to Ensenada sounds interesting. I don't see any info on a quick google search, is this a real thing? Can you steer me to a website? I could see putting together a BBS, then converting to offshore mode and heading south.
  12. California Coastal Races

    For wives that are fair weather sailors, and decidedly not ocean racers, warm destinations are a nice "sell" to combine our sailing adventures with vacations. For them, shore crew around Van Isle is not an appealing way to spend the entire vacation for the year. The sailors among us would like to do Van Isle when time is a less of a premium. Jammer - the point I was trying to make is that we are only familiar with the more well publicized races. Spinnaker Cup and Coastal Cup look like good options, thanks for those. Port Townsend to SF would be cool, unless it was like the delivery we did in 2006 that was 2 days of glassed off motoring conditions and three days of miserable beating until just before the GG Bridge.
  13. California Coastal Races

    Thanks for the replies so far. What Mexico races besides Newport Ensenada are still going? Roleur - would love to do coastal cup and Pacific Cup, but not quite at that place on life! The idea is to spend a little less time and money than jumping off the Pacific Cup cliff again (yet). Thanks for the replies so far. What Mexico races besides Newport Ensenada are still going? Roleur - would love to do coastal cup and Pacific Cup, but not quite at that place on life! The idea is to spend a little less time and money than jumping off the Pacific Cup cliff again (yet).
  14. Being from the Pacific Northwest, I am familiar with some of the California, or California-Mexico, coastal races but by no means all of them. Is there a master list? We are planning ahead for 2018 and considering one or more of those, instead of another Pacific Cup. Thank you - Eric
  15. We'll be transporting our empty J/105 trailer with mast rack North from Portland to Seattle on Thursday and continuing to Anacortes on Friday if anyone needs a mast or other unwieldy object transported. J/105 Free Bowl of Soup